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lanugo

 [lah-nu´go]
the fine hair that covers the body of the fetus and begins to disappear during maturation so that by nine months' gestation it is usually seen only on the shoulders of the newborn.

la·nu·go

(lă-nū'gō), [TE]
fine, soft, lightly pigmented fetal hair with minute shafts and large papillae; it appears at the end of the twelfth week and helps to hold the vernix caseosa on the skin.
Synonym(s): downy hair [TA], primary hair ☆ , lanugo hair
[L. down, wooliness, from lana, wool]

lanugo

/la·nu·go/ (lah-noo´go) the fine hair on the body of the fetus.

lanugo

(lə-no͞o′gō)
n. pl. lanu·gos
The fine, soft hair that grows on a fetus and is present on a newborn child.

lanugo

[lanyo̅o̅′gō]
Etymology: L, down
1 the soft, downy hair covering a normal fetus beginning in the fifth month of gestation and almost entirely shed by the ninth month.
2 the fine, soft hair covering all parts of the body except palms, soles, and areas where other types of hair are normally found. Also called vellus hair.
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Lanugo

la·nu·go

(lă-nū'gō)
Fine, soft, lightly pigmented fetal hair with minute shafts and large papillae; it appears toward the end of the third month of gestation.
Synonym(s): lanugo hair.
[L. down, wooliness, from lana, wool]

lanugo

The short, downy, colourless hair that covers the fetus from about the fourth month to shortly before the time of birth. Similar hair sometimes grows on people with cancer, on those taking certain drugs and on girls with ANOREXIA NERVOSA.

lanugo

the hair on the human embryo that is lost before birth.

Lanugo

A soft, downy body hair that develops on the chest and arms of anorexic women.
Mentioned in: Anorexia Nervosa

lanugo

see lanugo hair.
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